Jeffrey Tucker on Trump enraging the center-left by defiling the sanctity of Big Government, the sacred religion of the progressive left

Theirs is a deeply religious experience.

Writing last May in FEE (“Trump Defiles the Sanctity of Government, and It Drives the Center-Left Mad“) Jeffrey A. Tucker presented a very interesting and compelling explanation for why Trump has enraged the center-left more than probably any politician or president in history — he has defiled the essential holiness of Big Government, which is the sacred religion of the progressive left. Here’s a condensed version of Jeffrey’s article:

It’s how they fill the emptiness of or  empty cracks in their lives. If the small-gummint party thinks business — job creation, getting on with one’s life — is the nation’s business, the left thinks it’s politics.

For them it’s the air in the football, the water in the rivers, the food in the belly. They hate Trump, who

. . .  is not actually cutting back on the size of the state; he is doing something even more terrifying from the center-left point of view: he is ruining the mystery of the state, and thereby discrediting their holy institutions.

He must be stopped. Hence the Madame Defarge-like refrain, Resist!

They are losing their minds.

[He] is everything that the center-left fears most, a person who works, despite himself, to discredit the thing they love the most. He has demoralized them beyond consoling. Now we are seeing talk of impeachment. This seems to be some people’s last hope for saving the old faith.

via Jeffrey Tucker on Trump enraging the center-left by defiling the sanctity of Big Government, the sacred religion of the progressive left – AEI

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: